Local man arrested following car and foot chase
Posted: January 18, 2013
The Winchester Star
WINCHESTER — A local man was arrested Wednesday evening after allegedly shoplifting and then leading police on a car and foot pursuit.
James Jones, 25, is charged with two felony counts of eluding police, shoplifting, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and various traffic offenses.
He remained in the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center late Thursday, according to a jail official.
A Winchester Police Department media release states that officers responded at about 7 p.m. to Family Dollar, 2222 Valley Ave., in reference to someone who had just shoplifted and left the business.
The suspect was reported to have gotten into a black Durango in an attempt to leave the scene.
Cpl. B. Neer arrived and witnessed the Durango exiting the parking lot onto Weems Lane, according to the release.
As Neer attempted to stop the vehicle, the Durango sped north on Loudoun Street and out of the officer’s vision.
Officer B. Noland saw the Durango traveling north on Loudoun at a speed of more than 70 mph.
The Durango then slowed and turned onto James Street.
As Noland approached the vehicle, Jones fled on foot from the driver’s side — toward Loudoun Street.
Noland pursued Jones on foot, and apprehended him. Jones resisted arrest, but was detained as Neer and other responding officers arrived on scene.
Jones is expected in Winchester General District Court on the charges at 1 p.m. April 24.
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